Earthworms: Invasive species have spread to almost all parts of North AmericaJuly 4, 2022
Invasive worms, considered a major threat to native ecosystems, have been found in 97 per cent of areas for which there are records in North America
4 July 2022
As North Americans have busied themselves about their various concerns, unseen invaders have slowly been amassing beneath their feet. There are now more alien species than native species of earthworms in most places on the continent, a study has found.
“Our results reveal that the entire continent is being invaded by non-native earthworms through a variety of pathways,” Jérome Mathieu at the Sorbonne University in Paris and his colleagues write. “These aliens… represent a major threat …